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Founder of pro-Trump petition ‘proud’ MPs will debate it

A man who set up a petition backing US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK has said he is “very proud” that the issue will be debated by MPs. Alan Brown created the petition, signed by more than 200,000 people, with his 13-year-old daughter after another petition, signed by 1.7 million, called for the state visit to be ...

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Osborne says economy not government’s Brexit priority  

The government has chosen not to make the economy the priority in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, according to George Osborne. The ex-chancellor said he respected the decision to prioritise immigration controls and withdrawal from the European Court of Justice instead. He was speaking as MPs began a second day of debating the draft legislation that will allow formal talks to ...

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Sadiq Khan accused of ‘giving in to unions’ as Tube strike looms

Sadiq Khan was accused of “giving in” to the unions today by dramatically scaling back plans to reduce the number of Tube station staff. Transport for London announced it would be hiring 325 new workers after talks with the RMT union in an effort to avert more strike action at the weekend. The long-running dispute is over the axing of up ...

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94,142 students to sit for SSC exams  under Sylhet Board

A total of 94,142 candidates including 52,443 female students will appear at the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations under the Sylhet Education Board this year.  The SSC examinations are scheduled to begin today. The board authority has formed vigilance teams under Four districts this year to check unfair means in the examination halls. It has been observed that almost 100 ...

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Modern irrigation equipment gaining popularity in Sylhet

Farmers of the Sylhet division are showing more interest in using modern irrigation equipment. A high official of DAE, Sylhet divisional office said the use of different types of irrigation equipment along with advanced agriculture method have been rising in the region in recent time. Only the traditional irrigation equipment were popular among the farmers of the area. But things ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated in Sylhet

Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated in the Sylhet city today (Wednesday). Every year, the puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day. The day is called ‘Vasant Panchami’. As Saraswati is considered the goddess ...

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Motorcyclist killed in Sylhet road accident

A motorcyclist was crushed under the wheels of a speeding bus in front of South Surma Filling Station in South Surma upazila on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Parvez Ahmed, 21, son of Syed Rana Ahmed, a resident of Galimpur village in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet district. Mustafizur Rahman AC of South Surma Police station said, Parvez ...

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Housewife hacked to death in Sylhet

A housewife was hacked to death allegedly by her husband at Alampur village in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district on Sunday. The deceased is Jonirani Das, 21, daughter of Sajol Kanti das of Talibpur village in Borolka upazila. Family sources said Rongesh dev of Alampur village in Golapganj upazila, married Jony One years ago. On Sunday noon, the People Found ...

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Three BCL men injured in Sylhet

Three local leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured in a knife attack at Tilagar in the city on Monday night. The injured were identified as Rajon Chowdhury, a former BCL leader and president of ‘Shapla Sangha’, a local social organisation, and two BCL activists– Mabrur and Tanim. A gang of masked miscreants attacked the trio while ...

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Daring dacoity committed in Fenchugong looted Tk 8 Lakh

Within one month another dacoity held in Fenchugong. On Sunday midnight a gang of dacoit attack the house of A Shahid Tanu mia. They looted ornament 8 Mobile set worth Tk 8 Lakh. Tanu miah said at 3 PM on Sunday the dacoit enter his house and beaten his family members mercilessly. Then the receive key of Almira. After one ...

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